Information on Psoriasis, acute

DescriptionPsoriasis is a chronic skin disease affecting several million people in the United States alone. It is characterized by red, itchy, scaly patches that affect the elbows, scalp, and other parts of the body. The disease may be of immune origin, and can be aggravated by injury or irritation.
Treatment PlanHerbal remedies include topical anti-inflammatories, liver cleansers, liver cooling herbs, liver regulators, heat-clearing herbs for the lower part of the body, blood purifiers, and immune tonics . A healthy diet, moderate exercise and avoiding stress can all be helpful. Oatmeal baths can help soothe irritated skin and loosen scales.

Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis, acute

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Cleaversheat clearingtincture
Calendulaanti-inflammatorycream, tea, or salve externally
Dandelionliver coolanttea, tincture, tablet, capsule
Milk Thistleliver regulatortincture, tablet
Red Cloveralterativetea, tincture, capsule, tablet
Sarsaparillaanti-inflammatorytincture, tea, capsule